Today’s Year-End Celebration Luncheon at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort was a truly magical event, sold out with over 750 attendees – nearly on par with pre-pandemic levels.
A special thank you to keynote speaker Scott Mallwitz, executive creative director for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. He helped us “Awaken Our Creativity,” and I, for one, am excited to kick off the new year!
But before we charge into 2022, I’m thrilled to announce the luncheon’s big news: This year, we raised $289,291 for charity through Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining program. These funds will primarily benefit IDignity and Pathlight HOME, two Orlando nonprofits on the front lines of homelessness, while six other local charities that share a similar mission are also receiving $2,000 donations.
Finally, at today’s luncheon we also bid a fond farewell to two Visit Orlando board members: Chris Mueller, general manager of Hilton Orlando, and Phil Brown, CEO of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. Both men have been of great service to our board, and we appreciate their years of leadership to our organization and destination.